FBI Atlanta
Public Affairs Specialist Jenna Sellitto
(770) 216-3162
July 20, 2022

FBI Seeking Community Leaders for Fall 2022 Citizens Academy

COLUMBUS, GA—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Atlanta Field Office is seeking nominations for the 2022 Fall FBI Citizens Academy. The program will be held at the Columbus Police Department every Wednesday evening for seven consecutive weeks beginning October 5, 2022, with a Saturday session on November 19th.

The Citizens Academy is designed to give participants an inside look at the FBI. Ideal candidates are influential business, religious, civic, and community leaders who may serve as community ambassadors for the FBI and conduits of information between their communities/organizations and the FBI Atlanta Field Office, Columbus Resident Agency.

We are seeking your assistance in identifying potential nominees for the upcoming class with strong ties to the following entities/communities:

  • Houses of worship
  • Local, non-profit youth initiatives
  • Current school board members
  • Hospital administrators
  • Corporate Managers & Chief Security Officers
  • Civil Liberties Protection Organizations
  • LGBTQ & special interest advocacy organizations

The goal of the Citizens Academy is to strengthen relationships in the community by fostering a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement through frank discussion and education. During our seven-week program, participants will receive an overview of FBI mission and objectives through classes taught by Executive Management and other Atlanta Division personnel.

Please visit https://forms.fbi.gov/fbi-citizens-academy-nomination-form-atlanta/view to reach the nomination form. All nominations are to be submitted by close of business August 8, 2022. Due to high demand, the selection process is competitive, and acceptance is not guaranteed. You can nominate yourself.

If you have any questions, contact Community Outreach Specialist Michera Dobbs at 312-835-2221 or mdobbs@fbi.gov.